A Dog’s Best Friends: Shog, Lilly Frog and Piggle in… (Red Beetle Children’s Picture Books Ages 3-8)

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A delightful, feel good rhyming story with fun illustrations and a great positive message!”
A perfect read out loud book to teach about friendship, racism, prejudice and diversity.

Shog the dog is lonely, but he cannot find any other dogs to play with. When he has an accident Lilly Frog and Piggle step up to help. At first Shog is a bit unsure, as he only wants to associate with other dogs, but he needs their help. Once he realises how lovely and how much fun they are, it doesn’t take Shog long to realise that a dog can actually be friends with a Pig and Frog.

A book they’ll want to read again and again, and you’ll enjoy reading with them!

* I loved “A Dog’s Best Friends” It was great fun to read and the verses were adorable. I highly recommend this book.- children’s author, Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

* A very well written children’s educational adventure story book. It was very easy to read/follow from start/finish, and never a dull moment. There is no doubt in my mind this is a very easy rating of 5 stars. – Tony Parsons (Amazon Reviewer)

* We absolutely love rhyming books and can’t wait to read more from this author. – Danie Mac (Amazon Reviewer)

“A Dog’s best friends” is a bright, fun way for younger children to learn about finding friendship. Shog the dog desperately wants friends, but he only wants to mix with other dogs. When Shog has an accident, Lilly Frog and cheerful pig called Piggle come to his aid and he learns a powerful lesson. A true friend doesn’t have to be a dog, just like him! A true friend is someone who is kind and caring, and there when it counts, even if they are “that shade of green!”

Combining wonderfully vibrant illustrations with the power of rhythm and rhyme, “Shog’s Best Friends”is a perfect bedtime story and a must read for kids starting their reading journey. If you love read along children’s picture books this one is a must.


Following in the great tradition of moral tales, Red Beetle Picture Books are designed to teach important life lessons in a fun and entertaining way. Exploring subjects like sharing, kindness, friendship, understanding differences, facing challenges and adapting to change, Red Beetle Books will help your child develop their emotional intelligence, while fostering a life long love of books and reading.

This book is for suitable for children from 3-8 years.

If you’re looking for fun kids picture books with a great message (that your kids will actually want to read)check out the whole series.
Look for these other RED BEETLE PICTURE BOOK titles now…

“Horses For Courses” – on adapting to change, and developing resilience.

“A House For A Mouse”- on kindness, charity and compassion.

“The Day I Met The Cribbeldy Crank”(or how to train an angry bug)- on mindfulness and anger management.

If you love sharing rhyming books with your children you will love these books!

From the Publisher

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Full Story with color in illustrations

Delightful Rhyming Stories with Great Life Lessons…. Check out the whole series…

Building ResilienceBuilding Resilience

A House for a MouseA House for a Mouse

A Dog's Best FriendA Dog's Best Friend

The Cribbeldy CrankThe Cribbeldy Crank

Building Resilience & Adaptability

When the farmer buys a tractor all the horses have to find a new job, but Henry has an idea.

Fostering Kindness

When a little boy hears a noise under the bed he discovers a tiny mouse sheltering from the cold. Will the mouse get thrown out, or will he make a special house for the mouse.

Diversity & Inclusion

Shog is lonely, but he only wants to play with other dogs. When he gets injured some of his neighbours band together to help him, and he realises that he can actually be friends with a pig and frog.

Anger Management

A little girl discovers she has a Cribbeldy Crank, that takes over her head. Luckily her mother knows a great way to calm the angry beast inside.

Martin Makes a Dinosaur CakeMartin Makes a Dinosaur Cake

The Bear With Long HairThe Bear With Long Hair

Henry Goes to Magic School Henry Goes to Magic School

Frogs in SpaceFrogs in Space

Problem Solving & Determination

When Grandma’s birthday cake gets destroyed Martin is determined to set things right. His sister thinks his cake is monstrous, but Grandma is wise and sees the love and determination that went into it… and she thinks it is delicious.

Doing What Needs to be Done

Bear likes to snack and play, but he is not so keen on cleaning up or getting a hair cut. But after a mishap with the honey Bear soon discovers putting things off can end up in a very sticky mess.

Using your Power for Good.

When Henry goes to magic school one of his friends, Zoe the Zebra is being bullied, and Henry steps in with a plan to show the bully the error of his ways.

Finding Fun Right Where You Are.

Milly Frog is determined to be bored, until her sister takes her on an epic space adventure, where she almost misses all the fun due to her attitude. Fortunately her eyes are opened and she learns the with the right mind set she can find fun anywhere.

ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07X1GL374
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Red Beetle Books (August 25, 2019)
Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 25, 2019
Language ‏ : ‎ English
File size ‏ : ‎ 53648 KB
Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
Print length ‏ : ‎ 37 pages